What To Do If ...

What should I do if my carbon monoxide alarm sounds?

Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wool, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely.

What should I do if my smoke alarm is chirping or sounding?

A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is an important safety device in your home than can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you’re awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm is constantly on alert, scanning the air for both fire and smoke.

How can I get a smoke alarm from Edina Fire?

The Edina Fire Department installs smoke alarms equipped with 10-year batteries in single-family homes of qualifying homeowners.

What happens when I call 9-1-1?

In an emergency, call 9-1-1 from any wired or wireless phone. An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance.

What should I do if I smell natural gas, whether inside or outside?

What to do if you smell natural gas inside your home or building: Leave immediately! Do not use electrical switches, telephones (including cell phones) or anything that could cause a spark.

What should I do if a fire occurs?

  • Get out, stay out.
  • Don't go back inside a burning building for anything or anyone.
  • Upon exiting the building, call 9-1-1 from a neighbors home or use the fire alarm call box. Don't assume someone else has contacted the Fire Department. Always call 9-1-1.
  • Be aware if someone is unaccounted for to alert Fire Department personnel when they arrive on the scene.

What should I do if I believe a fire was set intentionally?

If you believe a fire was intentional, call the Arson Hotline at 800-723-2020.

How do I keep the kitchen a safe place to be?

Consider the following guidelines when keeping your kitchen safe.